Daily Reflections
by Cathy

You must be smaller than others.

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

January 13, 2017
St. Hilary

Dear Family of Mary!

Well, I had another sort of Holy Spirit moment at Mass yesterday, so I’m going to share it! It was, of course, during the Eucharistic prayers. I remembered these words from Our Lady’s message on January 2:

“Dear children, My Son was the source of love and light when he spoke on earth to the people of all peoples. My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love….” (January 13, 2017)

I thought about Jesus who is the source of love and light giving Himself to me at that moment on the Altar. And I realized that Jesus is truly smaller than others! Our Eucharistic Lord is so very small.

I remembered His resurrection, and how He did not make a big deal about it to the whole world. Anyone else who had been treated as Jesus was treated (i.e. tortured, reviled, spat upon and crucified before all of Jerusalem) and then was raised, would have come roaring back from the dead! It would have been the day of reckoning. All His detractors and murderers would have been slain on the spot, and the whole Roman Empire taken over by Him.

But Jesus is not anyone else! He who had the right and power to take over the whole world, came back in a most hidden and quiet way. Though the accounts vary, it seems that Jesus rose from the dead, unseen by anyone. Mary Magdalene and the women came afterwards, and only saw the empty tomb and an angel. Mary Magdalene met Him and thought He was a gardener! Peter only saw the empty tomb and went to tell the others. Two disciples who were dejectedly walking to Emmaus encountered the Risen Christ, but they didn’t recognize Him, even after miles of walking and talking together. It was only in the breaking of the bread that they realized it was Jesus, and He immediately disappeared. And then Jesus noiselessly entered into the upper room, going through the closed door, to greet His terrified Apostles! They thaught He was a ghost! Not very triumphant is it!!

Even later, at the Sea of Galilee, Jesus appeared as a lone man, on the beach, cooking fish. Truly, for the Resurrected Victor over Sin and Death, Jesus’ return was small. And He remained hidden and small until He ascended to the Father. And He is even smaller to this day, as the Eucharistic Lord, made present in Bread and Wine.

Well, it occurred to me that if Jesus chose to return to us in so humble a manner, when He could have stormed on the scene in power and might, then no wonder we are supposed to be small as well. We can learn from Him how to be smaller than others, to always approach our families and friends, parishes, communities and strangers with the same humility that He showed and shows us.

There must be something important about this humility. It must unlock tremendous graces for those around us. Maybe it makes it possible for them to feel love. Maybe it helps create the peace that is so desperately needed in our world today.

It certainly stands in contradiction to the powers of the world, both human and demonic. Humility is outside the comprehension of all that is evil. It only makes sense in terms of heaven, of God our Father, Jesus our Savior, and the Holy Spirit our Paraclete.
To be little means to be in right relationship with the Trinity. Then they can work in us and through us.

Our Lady is right; it is NOT easy. But it is the way to follow Jesus! He us our great example!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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Vicka, one of the visionaries in Medjugorje, wrote the note (above) after Our Lady spoke with her during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about Mary TV’s  plan to build a television facility in Medjugorje.

Vicka wrote to Denis: “Our Lady says that the plan is good – but you need to wait a little.  Now you can get prepared little by little, until Our Lady tells when the right moment is.  You don’t need to hurry, make haste, but to be patient.”

When Our Lady said this to Vicka, the technical genius in Medjugorje that she had her eyes upon, who would begin Mary TV’s live streaming from Medjugorje, was seven years old.

Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)

Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me, Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.

Our Lady gave this prayer 25 years before She started appearing in Medjugorje. This prayer is being answered through Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje and through Her messages. Mother Immaculata writes: “This is Mary’s hour and She is about to crush Satan’s head. Her very being is like incandescent heat in the center of the Trinity and the manifestation of Her power is growing daily. The Immaculate Conception prayer (which is what Our Lady called the prayer she gave me for union with Her) has been used by exorcists who have told me that the devil reacts violently to it and is subdued by it. We are praying daily for the success of Mary TV!“

Our Lady Gives A Sign…


MARY TV was LIVE STREAMING Ivan’s May 24, 2013 apparition on Mt. Podbrdo (Apparition Hill) in Medjugorje. My wife, Cathy, was praying in front of her computer in the US, connected through the Internet, welcoming Our Lady along with everyone gathered on the mountain. She couldn’t see anything on her computer screen because it was late at night and Ivan had said, “No lights.” She found herself asking Our Lady for a sign – a little light – as a sign that MARY TV was on the right track and really serving her. Just after the apparition, when she went to give an account on Mary TV’s Facebook page, the page opened with this picture that she had never seen before, captioned: “MARY APPEARS OVER BUILDING IN MEDJUGORJE, PHOTO TAKEN BY PILGRIM.” Our Lady is standing directly over MARY TV’s studios, her feet right where we have two POV cameras STREAMING 24/7 LIVE TO THE WORLD Apparition Hill & Cross Mountain!


Our Lady spoke to Vicka during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about the importance of Mary TV’s mission. At that time she told Vicka that she herself (Our Lady) would begin Mary TV! She did! But she didn’t do it alone. The generosity of her children made Mary TV a reality for her. Your generosity is needed now for it to continue!